Police officer seriously injured in collision on M62

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West Yorkshire Police said there was a collision between the car and two police vehicles

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A police officer is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash took place as officers tried to stop a car.

West Yorkshire Police said officers attempted to stop a vehicle on the M62 eastbound as it entered the Humberside area at 11.24pm on Friday night.

The force said there was a collision between the car and two police vehicles, adding that one of the police vehicles left the carriageway and was in collision with a bridge stanchion.

“A police officer suffered serious leg injuries as a result and he was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but non-life threatening condition,” police said.

Four people from the non-police vehicle were arrested and remain in custody.

Three of them were injured – one suffered neck and back injuries and two others suffered minor injuries.

Police said the Independent Office for Police Conduct has been notified.

The M62 eastbound from junction 34–35 is likely to remain closed for some time as investigations continue.